Pycnodonte costei Coquand 1869 (oyster)

Bivalvia - Ostreida - Gryphaeidae

Alternative combinations: Fatina (Avia) costei, Ostrea costei, Pycnodonte (Costeina) costei

Synonyms: Ostrea (Crassostrea) costei Coquand 1962, Ostrea hissarensis Romanowski 1884, Pycnodonta costei Pervinquiere 1912

Belongs to Pycnodonte according to G. M. El Qot 2006

See also Bobkova 1961 and Malchus 1990

Sister taxa: Gryphaea belli, Pycnodonta vesicularis, Pycnodonte (Costeina), Pycnodonte (Crenostrea), Pycnodonte (Gigantostrea), Pycnodonte (Pegma), Pycnodonte (Phygraea), Pycnodonte (Pycnodonte), Pycnodonte amakusensis, Pycnodonte gryphovicinus, Pycnodonte heermanni, Pycnodonte percrassa, Pycnodonte squarrosa, Pycnodonte trigonalis, Pycnodonte vesicularis

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Afghanistan (3 collections), Algeria (3), Egypt (5), Tunisia (3)

Total: 14 collections each including a single occurrence

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